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Ontology Projections


The PHYSSYS ontology is an ontology that only performs ontology projections. It includes the component, process and EngMath ontologies and relates them to each other. Figure 9 shows the relations between instantiated views on a physical system. Basically, it defines that components are the carriers of physical processes that can be mathematically described with physical quantities and mathematical relations.

Figure 9: Interdependencies between the component, process and mathematical ontologies. Roughly it states that a component is the carrier of physical processes that are described by mathematics.

Pim Borst
Fri Sep 27 13:28:43 MET DST 1996